Child & Family Practitioner

Full time, 12-month contract position based in Melrose Park$93k - $100K inclusive of Super + Salary PackagingFlexible Friendly organisation, Hybrid work options availableOur Organisation The Benevolent Society’s vision is to build a just society where all Australians can live their best life. For more than 200 years we have supported people at the margins of society: Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Australians; children, young people, and their families; older people; carers and people with disability. We are an independent, non-religious service provider which supports people to live life their way.   As part of The Benevolent Society's vision, we are strongly committed to reconciliation with our First Nations people of Australia. We remain steadfast in our commitment to promoting the economic, political, and social inclusion of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples.  About the roleOur Resilient Families program is a therapeutic, evidence informed program designed to provide 12-month, intensive, in-home support to families with at least one child aged 9 years and under. This is an innovative funding model developed in partnership with the South Australian Government. The Benevolent Society is the first organisation to deliver this program in South Australia.As our Case Manager, you will provide intensive support to families enabling children to live safely at home where there are significant complex vulnerabilities. You will provide intensive case management including in-home practical and therapeutic support from an evidence informed, Resilience led approach. You will improve children’s well-being by strengthening family functioning and relationships.DutiesEngage clients including children, young people, adults and/or families, using appropriate assessment and risk minimisation processes.Work with clients to undertake comprehensive assessments to develop, implement, monitor and review their client plan and outcomes that identify strengths as well as areas of risk, ensuring children and young people are actively engaged in the process.Coordinate with other service providers including government departments and agencies, schools, health services, GP’s and allied health providers to ensure services are delivered.Assist clients to engage with wrap around services directly, as appropriate.Our Benefits    We support people to live their best life. That includes you, our employee. A ‘best life’ is unique to everyone and can change as life changes:Salary Benefits -You can package up to $15,900 pa of your pre-tax salary to pay for everyday expenses before income tax is calculated, meaning you take home even more pay!  Motor Vehicle Packaging Options – to suit your lifestyle.    Work/Life Balance - Enjoy flexible work arrangements, including hybrid home/office options, and accrue an additional day off each month (a bonus of 12 days per year) as a full-time employee.Recognition and Reward - Sector competitive remuneration, various recognition programs and access to long service leave after 5 years.     Wellness - Stay fit with a Fitness passport, utilise our Employee Assistance Program, and even purchase additional leave.Professional development - We tailor career development opportunities to all employees and volunteers for career enrichment, fulfilment, and growth. Our Reconciliation Commitment - First Nations employees have access to cultural and ceremonial leave, as well as the options to be a voice on our First Nations Staff Reference Group & RAP working group and have the opportunity for cultural and professional development that supports career pathways.Skills and ExperienceYou will have a degree qualification, at least 3 years work experience in the Child Protection system and:Ability to actively engage high needs families using client-centered, strengths based approachesAn interest and/or experience in male inclusive practiceAbility to work autonomously with families where various psycho-social issues are presentHigh level written and verbal communication + current drivers licenseExcellent relationship building skills and experience working with the local Aboriginal communitiesComfortable working in Evidence Informed Practice with a outcomes focus + understanding of current evidence based practice and intervention approaches for families and childrenInterested? Apply online today! Applications close when we find you!To apply please follow the link and submit your current CV and a cover letter addressing your suitability for the role in relation to the duties and required skills and experience.Have any questions? Call Kelly Gribben on 0481 466 175 to find out more about the role.Child & Family Practitioner Position Profile 90000 AUD Australia - SA Adelaide Melrose Park 5039